Just a few weeks ago we shared the experience of celebrating the 7th Amphi Festival together at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne. 16.000 attendants from all over the world turned that incredible weekend into THE event of the dark festival summer! Unfortunately this summer turned out to be much darker than usual, with almost no festival passing along without at least one major rainstorm. And the Amphi had not been spared though. Thanks to its solid pavement, the rain sheltered main stage, the additional programme at the Theater stage and the newly introduced festival café at the Staatenhaus, it had proven capable again to offer an uncompromised festival experience, even while St. Peter opened up his flood gates!
*AFTER THE AMPHI IS BEFORE THE AMPHI!*
Following the Amphi Festival´s overwhelming success throughout the last years (it has been sold out for the third time by now), you can expect nothing less than a major summer extravaganza for 2012. The 8th Amphi Festival will again take place at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne on 21. & 22. July 2012 and, even in this early stage, we are very happy to offer you an impressive line-up. Keen eyes will surely have spotted the banners, placed at the festival-ground, announcing the first 10 bands. *THE SISTERS OF MERCY * are headlining the Amphi Festival 2012. Also we have *CAMOUFLAGE, DAF, MONO INC., CORVUS CORAX, COPPELIUS, HAUJOBB, SEABOUND, TYSKE LUDDER* and *WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW*, writing the first chapter of a multi-layered programme of gothic-, medieval- and electronic sounds.
In this respect we would also like to thank you for your enormous positive feedback and band requests, we already received by the annual visitor poll. It is our utmost pleasure to announce, that we were able to implement some of your biggest favourites into the 2012 line-up directly:
*NEW BANDS AND 2nd HEADLINER CONFIRMED FOR AMPHI FESTIVAL 2012!*
It gets colder again in 2012! In the fifth year after their first Amphi Festival appearance (oh dear, how time flies…) *EISBRECHER* have ultimately rocked themselves into the heart of the audience. The loading deck packed with new songs of their upcoming album (to be released in spring 2012), Captain Alexx and Noel Pix are about to cast the anchor at the Rhein shore, as the second headliner of the Amphi Festival 2012. In addition to that four electronic highlights have joined our humble offerings!
On Friday 12th August *PROJECT PITCHFORK* released their latest album “Quantum Mechanics”. In tune with their latest works the Hamburg based electro-pioneers did not hesitate to confirm their appearance at the Amphi 2012 immediately. Also we welcome Amphi festival first-timers *[:SITD:]*from Bochum, whose steaming beats will set the floor on fire. Same goes for Sven Friedrich, who recently released “Frontiers”, the second album of his electronic project called* SOLAR FAKE,*. Finally, after their impressive opening act at this years Amphi Festival, there will be another encounter with the Cologne-based *[X]-RX*, aiming to bring down our Staatenhaus with a full blast of Cyber-Rave action!
Alongside 34 Acts on the main stages, Open Air and at the Staatenhaus, you can look forward to an attractive line-up of reading performances, talks and special concerts at the Theater stage. Our preparations are up and running, so watch out for first announcements very soon!
*LIMITED 5+1 GROUP TICKETS – ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME!*
The strictly limited group tickets are back on sale! By ordering the 5+1 group tickets you´ll receive six Amphi Festival tickets for the price of five. The group tickets are available either as weekend- or day tickets for each festival day. Also they are only available for a very short time, exclusively at the official Amphi Festival Shop under www.amphi-festival.de/tickets.* *
Original festival tickets can be booked in advance exclusively on the Amphi Ticketshop at www.amphi-festival.de/tickets. Festival tickets are further available online at www.protain-ticket.de & www.dark-ticket.de and at all nationwide EVENTIM box offices.
Best regards Your Amphi Festival Team
*VIII. AMPHI Festival – The ORKUS Open Air 2012 – Facts:*
21. – 22. July 2012
Köln – Tanzbrunnen
*Programme: ** *
THE SISTERS OF MERCY + EISBRECHER + PROJECT PITCHFORK CAMOUFLAGE + DAF + MONO INC. + CORVUS CORAX + COPPELIUS [:SITD:] + SOLAR FAKE + HAUJOBB + SEABOUND + [X]-RX TYSKE LUDDER + WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW + many other artists and supporting programme!
-Orginaltickets, 5+1 group tickets are exclusively available at our Amphi Ticketshop under www.amphi-festival.de/tickets -Furthermore you can buy festival tickets online at www.protain-ticket.de & www.dark-ticket.de and all nationawide EVENTIM box offices.